More nonsensical car booting!

4/22/2010 Update:

Hoboken continues to rob residents

No, we’re not talking about the permanent tax hikes and minimal effort that unqualified city hall officials put in when dealing with your money – we’re talking about dumb clerical errors that hurt families that are already suffering financially!

Get your act together, city hall!

“I find it disgraceful when we are fired from our jobs, screwed by the banks and then Hoboken town hall kicks us when we are down (and not just with our taxes)!

My husband and I have always prided ourselves on paying our bills on time and would never think to pay a bill without receiving a bill in the first place.

We came out to our parked car to find it had a boot yesterday. Because we didn’t renew our residential parking sticker… wait a minute… we didn’t receive a bill or even a statement reminding us to pay. How cheap can town hall be!? We are out of jobs, just barely able to pay bills and we get sucker punched for $225! All because they didn’t mail me a bill. Why does it have to be boot in the first place? The $68 ticket alone should do the trick! The scams of Hoboken make me sick.

Shallon
15 Year Hoboken Resident

SEE ORIGINAL STORY AFTER THE JUMP…

3/22/2010:

Some feel it’s gone too far

Most of you have seen at least one instance in Hoboken where a vehicle has been “held for ransom” via a incapacitating car boot – which requires the driver to pay a fee to have the boot removed, and resume the ability to drive their personal property.

There’s a website called fighttheboot.com – which has compiled many instances of illegal car booting, both in private parking lots as well as municipalities such as Jersey City (depicted in the video below).

Do you think this method of extracting money from individuals is constitutional or fair?

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35 Comments on "More nonsensical car booting!"

HobokenAteMyPaychek
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HobokenAteMyPaychek

Avoiding a trip to the parking authority and dealing with those degenerate morons behind the window should be incentive enough to remember your permit renewal… Maybe you were one of the hundreds of residents whose registration information was deleted from the system shortly after a ‘key’ (haha) parking authority employee was let go…

plywood
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plywood

I would like a job there to boot.

Stpaddygirl
Member

Your offer letter will be sent to the wrong address…

In response to plywood who said:
I would like a job there to boot.

nacholibre
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nacholibre

Now that’s the ticket! Sorry of that cliche has already been cited.

In response to Stpaddygirl who said:
Your offer letter will be sent to the wrong address…

plywood
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plywood

No, in my judgement it’s as fine a joke as this thread summons.

In response to nacholibre who said:
Now that’s the ticket! Sorry of that cliche has already been cited.

plywood
Member
plywood

I didn’t think it would be a problem until I thought about the fact that I live at 77 Seventh Street. I guess I’ll let the guy at 44 Forth Street to expect it.

In response to Stpaddygirl who said:
Your offer letter will be sent to the wrong address…

Brianjf
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Brianjf

1- You knew your permit was expired.

2- You knew that the permit system hadn’t been abolished, and that you would need one.

3- You didn’t follow up on renewal in spite of the above two points.

4-You got a boot and a ticket when a parking agent found your (now) permit-less vehicle illegally parked.

And, of course, this is, somehow, someone else’s fault.

Booting is fairly common practice and has been challenged many times over the years…and upheld.

plywood
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plywood

Post 21 is actually a response to post 14.

esw7178
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esw7178

This should be posted under what Hoboken needs less of… People b*tching about parking permits…

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